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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Summerville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an excellent restaurant. Food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. We had seafood that was delicious. Their crab cakes are awesome!

Thank Cathy294
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch and worth going but I thought the quality had gone down just a little from last time. Must just had been a off day.

Thank John M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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411 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a nice, cozy atmosphere, and the service was fine. The food was ok, but nothing special. I had salmon in parchment paper, which the server highly recommended. I didn't think it had a whole lot of taste. I'm pretty spoiled by wild caught salmon, rather than farm-raised, and I'm pretty sure this was farm-raised. My husband had... More 

Thank Myrna F
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After walking from the Visitor Center to the Colonial Village and then all round, seeing the sights and chatting with the "inhabitants", we were thoroughly chilled and tired, so we decided to try Berret's for a late lunch/early dinner since we both like seafood. We were seated promptly and our server cheerfully advised on our orders. My companion specified "hot"... More 

Thank Wanderer1001NoVA
Herndon, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on New Year's Eve knowing we might pay a bit more for a good seafood meal and a bit more upscale surroundings. We made a reservation and all of that was handled without any problem at all. We waited at the bar until our table was ready and the bartenders were courteous while serving, but really didn't... More 

Thank Pat1834
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family enjoyed the delicious seafood and cozy ambience of Berret's Seafood during a holiday trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Located in the Merchant's Square area near the College of William and Mary, Berret's serves very fresh, freshly prepared, reasonably priced seafood. On a chilly winter's night the delicious seafood , the bright fire in the fireplace and the warm smiles... More 

Thank BBC48
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berret's, on Merchant Square, is an established favorite for seafood in Williamsburg. The menu has several kinds of oyster dishes. The crab is also good. The food is attractively served. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the noise level is low. Reservations are advisable because the restaurant is not very large.

Thank Camille P
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we are in Williamsburg, we always stop by Berret's Seafood for She Crab Soup. Theirs is some of the best we've ever had. While the She Crab soup is our main draw, there is nothing on the menu that isn't just delicious as well. The crab cakes, fish, all is worth the stop. Prices are reasonable, portions are good... More 

Thank sturmvogel2016
Granite Shoals, Texas
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food! The she crab soup and crab cakes are very good. Good spot for lunch or dinner. The menu had a lot of good choices.

Thank mccaskill2016
North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated and waited 20 minutes, and no one waited on us, so we left. This was during a busy time of year but other restaurants did much better than that this week!

Thank KennyNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?